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Poster: jamarose Date: Jul 11, 2010 6:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: a real deadhead test


I saw a few weeks ago a post about LSD vs non-LSD in terms of understanding the Dead. I don't think that matters at all. My test: Have you ever cried over the fate of all sentient beings? If you have, and often it is the saddest, tiniest individual moment that takes you there, you just might be ... a deadhead. If you haven't, I don't care even if you did know Betty Cantor personal, I'm not sure you're going to make it.

many thanks, by the way, for the sugaree discussion below. i learned a lot

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Jul 12, 2010 12:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test -- Or, I like the Cowboy tunes

Your a real DeadHead if you reeeeeaaaaaaaaaalllyyyy like the Cowboy Tunes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 12, 2010 1:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test -- Or, I like the Cowboy tunes

I'm a deadhead!! I'm a deadhead!!!

Out in the West Texas town of El Paso...

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Jul 12, 2010 2:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test -- Or, I like the Cowboy tunes

or wear shorty-shorts like Bob...

all seriousness aside, putting aside the connotation of "labeling" someone - I've always thought that if you considered yourself a Deadhead - you are a Deadhead.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 12, 2010 2:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test -- Or, I like the Cowboy tunes

Very true, unclejohn, being a deadhead is something you choose for yourself - it's not for anyone else to decide for you.

'That path is for your steps alone.'

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 13, 2010 5:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test -- Or, I like the Cowboy tunes

Is the originator of this thread a Pharisee ?

edit - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_hlMK7tCks

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 12, 2010 1:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test -- Or, I like the Cowboy tunes

Or wear Izods.

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Poster: headgdhead Date: Jul 12, 2010 7:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test

36 years and in all that time I never heard of a test. Enjoying the scene and the music is what it's all about. Start your own scene if you want to start qualifying people.

A test!? What a clown...

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jul 12, 2010 10:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test

the only test i've heard of is the acid test and I bet this clown would have failed

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Jul 12, 2010 9:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test

WOW... And I thought that I took this band seriously!!

How pretentious can you get???

Look, I'm all for setting standards so that we can limit how many people can become members of our exclusive, elite club. Hell I don't even think half the folks on this forum are sentient beings!!!

As the great Groucho said, I wouldn't want to join a club that would have me as a member.

What a Maroon!!!

This post was modified by Purple Gel on 2010-07-12 16:16:29

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Poster: high flow Date: Jul 12, 2010 10:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test

My test? Glad you asked.....

If you have:

Waited 6+ hours for the line to move...
Eaten food served by unwashed nomads.....
Bathed in a river after 3-days camping in a dusty parking lot...
Crapped your pants when that, "I'm going to have to cite you....for not smiling" guy did his thing.
Listened to aud tapes through a tape-deck with one speaker...
Bought any item sold 1 for $3, 2 for $5...

I'm sure many of you have aced this exam. Congrats.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 12, 2010 11:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test

>Hell I don't even think half the folks on this forum are sentient beings!!!

LOL

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Poster: Street Pig ! Date: Jul 11, 2010 6:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test

with or without it the journey was emotional and spirtual.

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Poster: madmonkmcphee Date: Jul 12, 2010 9:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test

Never went to a show being how young I am but I'll never forget the moment it all clicked for me. I was driving from LA to the Bay Area on 101N through San Luis Obispo eating mushrooms and listening to a Steppin' Out disc my work buddy let me borrow. There were other times this same friend made me listen but I never really got it. So, while driving I was listening to the truckin'>drums>TOO>el paso>TOO>wharf rat sequence and I had to stop and pull off the road. The Other One was so intense, I had to settle down and really listen. It was then that I began to understand this band's musicianship and ability to turn on a dime and change up the jams. It was an experience that will stay with me forever and the psychedelics were definitely a stepping stone for me. Thanks to all the old heads for spreading the word to the younger generations. Anyone have a time machine?

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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Jul 12, 2010 11:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test

That piece of steppin' out is truly outrageous. That's a good place to have your first "aha" moment with the dead!

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Poster: madmonkmcphee Date: Jul 12, 2010 11:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test

"aha" moment, I like that.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jul 12, 2010 10:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test

Holy shit! Alert the media! Jamarose has been self appointed annoited whatever as the ruler and judge of all things Dead!

whatever, I don't give a fuck. I love the band and probably know and have heard and seen shitloads more than some that "look the part" in their appearance. I never liked the term Deadhead that much anyway because it sounds too cultish plus I've always had a job to support myself instead of relying or expecting the kindness of strangers. But that's just me.

I think this post is as self righteous and hypocritical as I remember all those rich suburban trust fund hippies as being.

oh yeah and one more thing - I'll take a medium rare steak over some patchoulli soaked kind veggie soybean whatever burrito anyday

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 12, 2010 10:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test

Man, I'll come to your house for dinner any day. I love sentient creatures, especially the tasty, meaty ones.

Actually, thinking about it, that post was either one of the dumbest ever or we're being deliberately stirred up. Old Captain Paranoia here is currently thinking it's the latter - but we'll see.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jul 12, 2010 10:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test

yeah I thought of that too but I figured it be a good chance for me to once again go off on the holier thou lot rat contigent that was so prevelant in the years that i saw the band. It always made me laugh - as if the band was all that peace and love bullshit. Man if they were that sappy I wouldn't have loved them so.

Hell yeah man, you ever make it up here damn right come on by. We'll grill up some porterhouse ( my favorite steak ) or my specialty babyback ribs. And of course accompany the sentient flesh with plenty of libations and good music out on the back deck.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 12, 2010 11:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test

Got an Ed Abbey quote here. When asked if it wasn't hypocritical for him not to be vegetarian, Abbey said something like: "I'm trying to get rid of the cows on public land by eating them all."

That kind of tough, ironic, prankster-ish humor always seemed to me far more in tune with "real Deadhead" philosophy than anything in the sweet-n-gentle, cry-over-sentient-beings, my-dreadlocks-are-cooler-than-yours mode. How many lyrics do the boys have about peace, love and vegetarianism, anyway?!?

Except, of course, that if you think there's a "real Deadhead" philosophy, I'm afraid you just failed the Deadhead test ...

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 12, 2010 11:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test

>How many lyrics do the boys have about peace, love and vegetarianism, anyway?!?

Excellent point.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 12, 2010 11:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test

Now let's try to picture the band sitting around before a show, holding crystals, speaking kindly to their veggie burritos, crying over the fate of all sentient beings .......

I assign jamarose to listen to Bob's poacher story:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1978-07-08.fob.knight.motb-0068.91766.flac16

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 12, 2010 11:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test

You're making me want a cheesesteak ...
then again maybe that's just 'cus I'm sleep deprived. I'm getting almost no work done over here.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 12, 2010 11:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test

Isn't that the point of the internet? A true boon to productivity.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 12, 2010 11:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test

Cause each time I feel it slippin away, just makes me wanna cry.
What's so funny bout peace love & vegetarians? ohhhh
What's so funny bout peace love & vegetarians?

Nick missed a trick there.

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Poster: high flow Date: Jul 12, 2010 11:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test

If the bacon don't get ya then the fatback will?

I've got a Little Red Rooster so tasty in marinade.

Fajita Miracles everyday!

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 12, 2010 11:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test

The vegetarians, though, may counter with the Spinach Jam.

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Poster: high flow Date: Jul 12, 2010 12:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test

or Sittin' on Tofu The World.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 12, 2010 12:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test

LOL
Oh, dear, if I don't sign off here I will get NOTHING done today, I seem to have regressed about 30 years in maturity, is this the fault of Furthur or did the pot smoke get to me?

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 12, 2010 1:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test

New Potato Caboose?

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Jul 12, 2010 1:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test

Cream-Puff War

Uh-oh, Might be in trouble as dairy is involved

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 12, 2010 1:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test

Scrambled on roes?
Doin' that ragu?

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Jul 12, 2010 2:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test

hahaha

Clementine

Pride of Chimichanga

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 12, 2010 5:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test

LOL, pride of Chimichanga wins the prize I think.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 12, 2010 2:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test

I won't attempt to compete with Pride of Chimichanga. Brilliant!

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 12, 2010 2:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test

Viola Cordon Bleu, Box of Grain, China Cat Sunflower Seeds ...

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 12, 2010 2:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test

Fries of the World
The Muesli Never Stopped

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Poster: high flow Date: Jul 12, 2010 4:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test

I Mow You Slider.

Seriously, Pride of Chimichanga and The Meusli Never Stopped will forever change the way I sing those tunes.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 12, 2010 11:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test

I used to hear you had to have seen a hundred shows to be a "real" deadhead.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 12, 2010 11:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test

Oh. But isn't 100 a random pick? What if you're an incarnation of an ancient Babylonian, and you think in base 6? Then it might be 66. Or maybe you have a mystical affinity to the number 7 and so the magic point is 77.

Do some shows count more than others? Like, maybe Egypt counts double, and the acid tests count to infinity. Is there a level below "real Deadhead"? Like "Deadhead-in-training"? Maybe there should be ranks, like the army. Over 300 is General, over 200 is Colonel, and over 100 is Major Real. Poor Madmonkphee and others don't get to join the army at all, on account of being born too late. Nya nya nya nya nya.

People are silly.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 12, 2010 11:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test

Definitely silly. There are obviously people who never saw them live at all who are certainly deadheads, and what do we do about people like Cliff, who saw them live 90000000 times over 20 years and thought all but two of those shows sucked?

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jul 12, 2010 11:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test

I like to think of myself as a vegetable rights activist. Save the vegetables that give us life with air by eating the things that eat them. Besides how cruel is it to eat veggies? They're rooted to the ground and can't even run! And some savages actually eat them while they're still alive.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 12, 2010 11:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test

LOL, you sound like my friend in college who insisted he only ate chemicals.

Incidentally, guess jamarose never read what Garcia ate.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 12, 2010 11:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test

>guess jamarose never read what Garcia ate.

You are cracking me up.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 12, 2010 10:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test

JOTS and I will dine on flesh again in the fall.

From Kevn to help you get your head on right:

http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=tGQnWpTyri0

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jul 12, 2010 10:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test

sounds great! Looking forward to it.Will have to check out your link when no ones around

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Poster: madmonkmcphee Date: Jul 12, 2010 10:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test

Are the trust fund hippies children trust fund punks? Seems to be a lot in the East Bay. I'm so down for some bovine treats

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Poster: barongsong Date: Jul 12, 2010 11:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test

I think the unofficial name was Trustafarians although my spelling may be off.

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Poster: snojon Date: Jul 11, 2010 7:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test

the sid and shrooms gave me a deeper understanding of the dead's music, but I don't think that it was a requirement.
somewhere in the archives I think Jan 66, bobby says at the end of "who cares", "someday, Ron will take acid"
most dead fans know that Ron didn't indulge like the rest of the band.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Jul 12, 2010 5:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test

DAMN, ...i thought it was the speedballs to get the deeper understanding, i could have saved a lot of money!!!!

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 11, 2010 7:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test

and owsley ate a lot of formerly sentient beings...

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 12, 2010 6:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test

And forced others to do so for room & board , ( and band practice space , and Bear trips ) .
I wonder if he still eats that way ?

3 edits for 40ish words . This post Is effecting me . Damn that's sad . I wish I could delete this . I won't leave ya hanging SP

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This post was modified by micah6vs8 on 2010-07-12 13:22:00

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 12, 2010 6:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test

It's 'affecting' - with an 'a'. Edit it again.

:-)

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 12, 2010 6:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test

Damn again , I want to delete that f....r ! Can't .

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Poster: Street Pig ! Date: Jul 11, 2010 7:51pm
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It was fun though:)

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Poster: Street Pig ! Date: Jul 11, 2010 8:02pm
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more memories....

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Poster: barongsong Date: Jul 12, 2010 11:04am
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Yes he does.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Jul 12, 2010 5:58am
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http://www.erowid.org/chemicals/lsd/lsd.shtml

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Jul 12, 2010 5:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a real deadhead test

Damn it! No one told me there was going to be a test!

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 12, 2010 5:54am
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My nomination for WTF post of the week.


Honestly, I don't know what gets in to some people...